The London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association
Saturday, May 18, 2013Author: Rahcel Hubbard, BCL Burton Copeland @ 12:14:55 PM
The first female member of the LCCSA, Vivien Symons, a life member of the association, has died peacefully at the age of 94.
Saturday, May 18, 2013Author: Gwyn Morgan @ 12:09:26 PM
Nick Ephgrave is Commander, Criminal Justice and Capability, with the Metropolitan Police
Saturday, May 18, 2013Author: Bruce Reid @ 12:04:15 PM
In the CPS office, Barry Badger sighed with satisfaction. His BVT bid with Sgt Ferret had been successful: £250 a conviction. OK, there were a few expenses, police helmets got more costly every year and there was the Archbold subscription; but, provided PC Dormouse and his colleagues nicked up to their usual standard, the future was secure until July. There would be salt in the gruel this month.
Saturday, May 18, 2013Author: Andrew Keenan OBE, Andrew Keenan & Co @ 12:01:00 PM
It has long been said that our system of criminal justice is admired and envied throughout the civilised world. This may well have been the case in the past; but I regret to say that, after 47 years in the practice of criminal law, my perception is that, in fact, we are heading down a route which will see the destruction of the adversarial system, the reversal of the burden of proof and the abandonment of the presumption of innocence.
Friday, November 16, 2012Author: Bruce Reid @ 9:17:47 AM
Wearing a dead hedgehog on your head does not increase your IQ; but, if you read its latest submissions on the quality assurance scheme for advocates (QASA), it seems that the Bar Council must beg to differ.
Saturday, October 27, 2012Author: Jim Meyer @ 8:20:20 AM
Jim Meyer outlines what the Association has achieved for its members and the efforts it takes to keep its membership informed.
Thursday, October 25, 2012Author: Alured Darlington, Hanwell Chambers @ 5:41:11 PM
On 27 February 2012 a new drug guideline came into effect which reduced the sentences for those who were genuine drug mules considerably, and also for the first time encouraged mitigation in such cases, but the Court of Appeal in R v Boakye and others in April 2012 ruled that the guidelines were not to operate retrospectively.
Monday, October 22, 2012Author: Rebecca Niblock @ 2:45:42 PM
Rebecca Niblock muses on whether a court could be persuaded that had the pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge been taken in the UK the photographer's conduct would have constituted an offence.
Friday, September 14, 2012Author: Bruce Reid @ 12:20:55 PM
Friday, September 14, 2012Author: Oliver Lewis, Powell, Spencer & Partners @ 12:10:28 PM
Cuts to legal aid may mean that we are coming full circle to the time before the law centre movement Itís no exaggeration to say that a legal revolution began when the doors of the first law centre in Britain opened in an unprepossessing part of west London.
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